Firestopping Requirements in the IBC
December 14th @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST
The International Building Code (IBC) is an essential tool intended to preserve public health and safety by providing safeguards from hazards associated with the built environment. The IBC addresses design and installation of firestopping materials that meet or exceed public health and safety goals. The IBC provisions provide many benefits, among which is the model code development process. This course is intended to identify the critical areas and guidelines for firestopping within the IBC that architects, specifiers, construction industry professionals, building officials, fire officials, firestop contractors and other stakeholders must be aware of to ensure that the code requirements for a building’s life safety are met.
Learning Objective 1:
Identify code requirements for through penetration firestopping and understand relevant test standards ASTM E814 & UL1479.
Learning Objective 2:
Identify code requirements for fire-resistant joint systems and understand relevant test standards ASTM E1966 & UL2079.
Learning Objective 3:
Identify code requirements for perimeter fire containment systems and understand relevant test standard ASTM E2307.
Learning Objective 4:
Recognize when special inspections are required and the standards for evaluating penetration (ASTM E2174) and joint (ASTM E2393) firestop systems.
Learning Objective 5:
Recall the ICC 3-year code cycle and sections that have been revised in 2015, 2018 and 2021.